September 29-October 21, 2017
"Colors of Fall"
Second Place Award
Harlingen Art Forum, 115 East Jackson Street, Harlingen, TX
Juried by Beth Fedigan, Artist, South Padre Island, TX
Sometimes it masquerades as a deciduous tree in autumnal colors…
I see it every day: the view from the kitchen window over the sink. Sometimes more leaves. Sometimes fewer leaves. Sometimes intense green. Sometimes just a hint of green. The dark area to the right under the tree balances its mass. The dogs run down there and disappear into the darkness as they descend the hill to the resaca. Some days the darkness gives me the creeps. I force myself to go out there and to walk into it and to verify that it is neither a gaping hole to the underworld nor a black hole to the other side of the universe. No. It is just a REALLY DARK AREA under that tree of life. The dogs come back--wet, but untouched by any evil.